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Back to back hits by Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig in the first inning led St. Louis to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs in the second of a four-game series. Beltran knocked in the first run with a triple and scored on Craig's base hit. Beltran also added a double later in the game and finished with three hits. Joe Kelly held the early lead and gave up one run on three hits in 5 1/3 innings in his third start of the season after working out of the bullpen at the start of the year. He added four strikeouts for St. Louis, which won for the sixth time in seven games.